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cookies, cakes and hot dogs named after the quarterback. to top it off, the city's mayor proclaimed this weekend colin kaepernick and the 49ers weekend. >>> stay with nbc bay area for complete super bowl coverage on air and online, including wall to wall coverage following the game. we have a team of reporters on the ground in new orleans, they'll have reactions from players, coaches and fans. >>> new information tonight in the death of a girl in fairfield. police released the girl's age today. she was 13 years old. investigators said she had been living with a foster family. the girl's body was found naked in a park in fair field yesterday morning. she was last seen leaving school thursday and had been reported missing from her foster family that night. police determined a cause of death but at this point are not releasing that information or her identity. >>> an oakland event turned deadly when an argument ended in gunfire. the shooting happened just before 11:00 near 20th and telegraph avenue. two groups of people who were downtown for the monthly art walk got into a confrontatio
. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in midland city, alabama, with that story. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: lester, so far this standoff has lasted more than 97 hours and there's no end in sight. just up the road behind me police say the suspect has a heater, blankets, and plenty of supplies in that bunker. the delicate and tense standoff has police here in southeastern alabama on edge. s.w.a.t. teams and hostage negotiators focused on an underground bunker, where police say jimmy lee dykes has held a 5-year-old boy for more than four days. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> reporter: police are choosing words carefully as they talk with him through a ventilation pipe attached to the bunker. they would not say whether he's making any demands. dykes is a vietnam era veteran described by neighbors as a survivalist who doesn't trust the government. >> what the negotiators are trying to do is to build this psychological umbilical cord between themselves and mr. dykes to the point where he finally feels, okay. i am safe to come out. >> reporter: the standoff began tuesday a
and marketing as a great american city prepares to host the biggest football game of the year. >>> and later, our visit to the other big game this coming weekend. >>> well, super bowl weekend is here with everybody gearing up for the parties, the food, beyonce at halftime, the ads, the unsanctioned wagering, the dueling brothers back story. and at some point, the actual game. nbc's janet shamlian reports tonight from new orleans. ♪ >> reporter: new orleans has always known how to throw a party. but it's never been more ready than on this weekend. >> good hospitality, good food. it's awesome. >> reporter: primed for its close-up, and polished as bright as the sparkle on these championship rings. >> in is a coming out for new orleans. i mean, we are sending the message that we can recover from anything. >> reporter: this is the tenth super bowl in the big easy. but the first since katrina more than seven years ago when the super dome was the site of so much suffering. it stands today a monument to resilience. >> it's been a great story of the recovery with a lot of help from the whole nation
this is a perfect backdrop for him to push his gun control measures, it's a city that's done a lot to curb gun violence. as president obama pitches his gun control plan in minneapolis, more reaction to this white house photo, skeet shooting at camp david. critics are saying it's an obvious effort, as they put it, to pander to conservatives, making the point that the president supports the second amendment while pushing for gun-control measures. >> mark kelley argues checks must be expanded to keep guns away from mentally ill people. his wife was shot gabrielle giffords. >> he could have gone to a gun show or private seller and gotten a gun. >> this super bowl ad accused the nra of making a complete turn around on gun control checks. >> we think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal checks for every sale at every gun show. no loopholes anywhere for anybody. >> this was the nra ceo. >> the criminals are not going to comply. >> the group responsible for that super bowl ad was mayors against illegal guns, a group found by new york mayor michael bloomberg. >> a 25-year-old man is be
of the passing of an icon, one of the city's and nation's most outspoken and popular politicians, ed koch has died of congestive heart failure. he served in world war ii and later was elected to three terms as mayor of new york city. ed koch dead at the age of 88. dramatic and contention day of testimony for senator charlie hagel. >> reporter: john mccain seized on hagel's opposition to the surge in iraq. >> the question is, are we right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> reporter: over his 2008 comments related to israel that a quote jewish lobby intimidate a lot of people in congress. >> name one person in your opinion who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> well, first -- >> name one. >> i don't know. >> reporter: hagel was repeatedly pressed by both democrats and republicans to make clear this point on israel. >> i strongly support israel. >> reporter: and clarified his stan on iran. >> by the way, i've just been handed a note that i misspoke. >> reporter: hagel said he fully backs t
the ancient city of timbuktu from militants, french forces in action again in the northern part of country. nbc's reporter is on the ground in timbuktu tonight. >> reporter: french fighter jets pounded arms depots and jihadist training camps, another major operation in this three-week long assault against al qaeda militants in the north of mali. 30 aircraft were involved in this operation to the north of key town. last time four somalians and french force. meanwhile, here in the legendary city of timbuktu, west african troops have been pouring in during the day to help to secure the outskirts of the city. meanwhile, the french troops have been moving out further into the desert. some were cheered as they went. at the end of this, the first week of freedom for the people of timbuktu for many, many months. lester? >>> new details emerging tonight in the story of sarai sierra, a mother of two found murdered in istanbul, turkey this weekend. >> reporter: one day after the body of sarai sierra was found in istanbul's old city, the police chief confirmed the american tourist was murdered. the ev
city was diverted due to an unruly passenger on board we're told. jet blue flight 185 landed in denver at 7:15. kusa reports it was a customer service issue between a flight attendant and female passenger. a federal air marshall got involved. once the individual was escorted off the plane the flight was back in the air. denver police, the tsa and fbi are now handling that investigation. back to youp. >> all right. tom costello, thank you so much. >> we're following another breaking news story. ed koch, former mayor of new york city has died. he was a towering political figure in the city who earned a reputation for his sometimes combative style. ron allen has more on koch's career in politics. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. ed koch was certainly a legendary iconic figure in new york. tributes and remembrances are pouring in. he was 88 and died of congestive heart failure. he's being remembered as a politician that got things done, did so in a way that left a lasting impression. >> hi! >> reporter: ed koch was a quintessential new yorker and one of the city's most popular
." >>> raj, president obama chose minneapolis because the city has recently brought its crime rate to a 30-year low. the president is pushing congress to pass universal background checks, a limit on high-capacity magazines and an assault weapons ban. in his speech today the president said law enforcement should never be outgunned on the streets. universal background streets is gaining support but the ban on assault weapons is a tougher fight. >> there's even one thing we can do. if there's just one life we can save, we've got an obligation to try. we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> the president is also calling for greater access to mental health care. >>> after 28 years in the senate john kerry has started his new job as secretary of state. he received a warm welcome at the state department and then made a few brief remarks which included a big thank you to his predecessor, hillary clinton, for a job well done and said, quote, i've got big heels to fill. >>> more forensic testing is being done on the body of an american woman killed while on vacati
that goes into the super bowls, all the rehearsal, not just in new orleans but any city, the question a lot of people were asking last night and this morning is, how could that have happened? do we have any more information about what happened last night? entergy. they're still calling it an abnormality which we were able to figure out ourselves. willie the shame of it is, this had been such a spectacular comeback week for new orleans. it's a great american city. this was a celebration of the city, and everything went so great until there were about 13:22 left in the second half of the super bowl. >> and then we got a good game after that. so i don't think anybody will blame the city for that one. mike, surviving in the dark in new orleans last night, thanks so much. coming up, much more -- >> we'll have a touch football game. >> sounds good. more on the super bowl, the commercials, half-time show coming up a little bit later. for now here is savannah. >> thank you. now to the tense hostage drama in alabama, entering its seventh day. this morning, police say they are still communicating wit
mayor to take part in a day of service in their city. are you guys still excited about this game here today? it is setting in that the score is not really so great at this point. we still have another half the game to go. >> they need to get back in the spirit. >> it is not over. >> consider yourself warned with so many people in the bay area partying for the super bowl, police and the chp are out in force trying to keep the roads safe tonight. kimberly has more on some dui checkpoints. >> reporter: hello. football fans are partying as you saw and police say they are ready for them. this is just one intersection that will be turned into a dui check point this evening. this one on south matilda in sunnyvale will run between el camino and washington avenue. they are part of the santa clara county dui task force. 13 agencies combining efforts to keep drunk drivers off the streets. police say they know alcohol is part of most super bowl parties and they want everyone to enjoy themselves on what has become almost a national holiday. what they don't want is for to you celebrate a potential
. gabe gutierrez is in midland city once again this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. federal agents spent park of the night checking the scene for possible explosives. federal law enforcement officials tell nbc news that the fbi somehow managed to get a secret camera inside that bunker, and that's how they decided to move in. a dramatic end to a six-day standoff. in alabama monday, a federal hostage team stormed an underground bunker, where this man, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, was holding a 5-year-old, known only as ethan, captive. >> very special child. he has been through a lot. he has endured a lot. by the grace of god, you know, >> reporter: the two spent 143 hours in the underground shelter, stocked with supplies. law enforcement officials watching closely every minute from the ground and the air, using small, unmanned aircraft. based on sketches from a neighbor who says he was once inside dykes' bunker, we now know the shelter had a hatch and ladder and pvc pipe that, at times was used to communicate with dykes actually ran sideways, 50 yards under ground to
. this square erupted with cheers as the pope moved through the crowd. this city of history witnessed something it hasn't seen since 600 years, a pope leaving the papacy. to love the church means to have the courage to make painful, difficult decisions the pope said. i would like to thank everyone for understanding. ♪ 50,000 faithful were invited, thousands more came to celebrate a pope, arriving in his pope mobile. many young people. pope benedict xvi, the first pope they've known and the old who know how his story is. gathering to hear the last testament. and looking on the cardinal, one of these men could soon be pope, the first from pope benedict, a prayer. a final message to his follower followers. >> ask each of you to pray for me and for the new pope i impart my blessing. thank you. [ applause ] >> reporter: this frail man choosing a quieter life. so very different from his predecessor john paul who stayed until the very end. anthony from pennsylvania witnessed both pope's last sermons. >> they're courage in different ways. in opposite ways but the same degree of courage. >> reporter:
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